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Travel Guide to Jamaica

About Jamaica

The sights, the sounds, the culture, the people, the vibes!! Ahh… it can only be Jamaica!

Getting gear ready for a shore dive off the beach

Jamaica is approximately 4,442 square miles yet only 150 miles long by 50 miles wide at its widest point. It is the third largest island in the Caribbean, behind Cuba and Hispaniola. Despite its relatively small size, Jamaica continues to be one of the top travel destinations in the Caribbean. Different than some of the other Caribbean islands, such as Aruba, Bonaire and the Turks and Caicos, Jamaica is very lush and mountainous with over half of the island having elevation levels higher than 1,000 feet. The highest point on the island is Blue Mountain Peak at 7,402 feet. The Blue Mountain region of Jamaica is known for its coffee. There is something special about the elevation, the climate and the soil of this area that allows it to produce some of the world’s best tasting coffee. The temperatures in the Blue Mountains differ greatly from the warm beaches of Jamaica, with temperatures sometimes as low as the 40’s. With all this great coffee being produced on the island, the irony is that very few Jamaicans actually drink coffee. Jamaica is not entirely known for its scuba diving, although it is still one of the favorite destinations for divers in the Caribbean. Many beginners earn their PADI diving certifications every year in Jamaica. Divers just love scuba diving Jamaica. It’s largely in part due to Jamaica continually being a top travel destination in the Caribbean year after year after year. In addition to the facts, top side activities on the island are second to none and that’s part of what makes Jamaica so special. Travel and tourism account for about 90{3b3628ed55a015bb68b5ac1c2afb40441c8f5554574f6e9b25ea59a1d214b7bc} of the Jamaican economy and it’s no surprise that Jamaica is home to some of the best all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. Many world class dive operators call Jamaica their home. Diving at Sandals, Beaches or RUI all-inclusive resorts are sure to be some of the best scuba diving experiences and memories you can get. Anytime you can get under the water and experience the wonderful world of marine life, you should take advantage of it. Scuba dive, but more importantly; scuba dive Jamaica! It may be difficult to choose just one area to visit during a trip to Jamaica, since each side of the island is unique in its own right. Why? Because Jamaica’s popularity is huge! Come see for yourself what makes Jamaica so great. Remember, as they say about Jamaica… Once you go, then you know! Whatever you do… Keep on diving!

Jamaica Island Activities


Relax on some of the best beaches in the Caribbean

Besides having some of the best scuba diving in the Caribbean, the most popular top-side attraction in Jamaica has to be the beaches. From Negril’s famous 7-mile beach on the West end of the island to Boston Beach and Frenchman’s Cove in Eastern Port Antonio, you will experience some of the best beaches in the Caribbean! You’re going to love it! Jamaica has so much going for it activity wise, that you won’t be disappointed. From simple lounging on the beach catching a tan to zip lining through some of the most luscious jungle canopies in Jamaica, you’ll find everything that you can image possible to suit your style of vacationing. There are beautiful endless beaches, great Reggae music, fantastic Jamaican foods, breath taking waterfalls, lush green mountains and awesome people. As they say… Once you go, then you know!

Jamaica’s most popular attraction is the cascading waterfalls of Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios

Besides the beaches, which are Jamaica’s top attraction, there are many other hugely popular places on the island to visit. On the North side of the island, one of the more popular spots to visit, near Ocho Rios, is Dunn’s River Falls. It’s a huge cascading waterfall that flows down through many pools and waterfalls on its way into the Caribbean. You are allowed to climb these falls with or without a guide. I highly recommend a guide to assist you with where to climb and where to place your feet. This is one of the most popular attractions in Jamaica, especially for the cruise ships. I’d recommend going on a day or time when the cruise ships are not in Ocho Rios or Falmouth ports. Other popular places in Jamaica that are special to see are listed below. Visit our Jamaican tours and excursions page for a full list of all things to do while in Jamaica. If you’ve got any questions, feel free to contact me and I hope that my Jamaica travel planning website helps you out in planning your next scuba dive trip to the lovely island of Jamaica! Overall, Jamaica is a great vacation destination. A great dive destination and always a great trip anyway you look at it. Remember, when in Jamaica, be sure to scuba dive Jamaica!